Ancient Bridges

Wind and Rain Bridge

02/11/2011

Instead, talented Dong people dove-tailed many pieces of wood. Though several decades old, the bridge is still very sturdy. In a word, it is grand and looks like a brilliant rainbow crossing over the river.

The Pavilion Bridge

02/11/2011

The middle pavilion is higher than the other four, which are spaced two on each side in perfect symmetry.

Anlan Suspension Bridge

01/11/2011

The bridge today has been moved to the lowered reaches over 100m away from the original one, with the bamboo structure changed into steel and the timber bridge piers replaced by concrete piles.

Jade Belt Bridge

01/11/2011

The Jade Belt Bridge is the most well-known of the six bridges on the western shore of Kunming Lake.

Anping Bridge

31/10/2011

Anping Bridge consists of 331 spans of granite beams resting on top of stone piers, the largest beam weighing 25 tons.

Jihong Bridge

28/10/2011

There are 16 bottom chains and a hand rail chain on each side. Every chain has 176 links, each 0.33 meters long and 3.9 kilograms in weight. The surface is paved with wooden boards for travelers passage.

Guangzi Bridge

17/08/2011

The Guangzi was originally a boat bridge built in 1170 AD in Southern Song Dynastywith the length of 518 metres (1,700 ft).

Luoyang Bridge

15/08/2011

Luoyang Bridge, also known as Wan'an Bridge (wn n qio ), is a girder-type stone bridge. Its construction began in 1053 during the Northern Song Dynasty (bi sng ) (960-1127) and lasted seven years.

Lugou Bridge

14/04/2011

Located in Beijing and crossing the Yongding River, the 11-span stone arch bridge was completed in 1192 and renovated in 1986.

Zhaozhou Bridge

14/04/2011

Zhaozhou Bridge is the existing earliest and best preserved single span open spandrel circular stone segmental arch bridge with the largest span.

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